Following an increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot area, new restrictions have been announced by Welsh Government.

What does this mean for our staff and students?

Although no-one will be allowed to enter or leave their lockdown areas without a reasonable excuse, Education & Work is a valid exemption which also covers travel between lockdown areas.  In summary:

  • Students who are already attending campus can continue to do so.
  • There has been no change to the plans for in-person teaching and all the previous safeguards of social distancing, cleaning, face masks, hand sanitiser and reduced numbers of people on campus remain.
  • Teaching staff who are already attending either campus can continue to do so.
  • Researchers who have already been working on campus and are unable to work from home can continue to attend, as long as it has been agreed with their line manager and appropriate risk assessments have been carried out.

I must emphasise that the lockdown regulations are issued by the Government, they are not just University Regulations. It is essential that everyone living and working in the affected areas abides by them.

Q&As around these latest restrictions are being prepared and will be available on the MyUni pages.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  Please keep yourselves and your families safe.

Andrew Rhodes
Registrar and Chief Operating Officer

Monday September 28th, 2020

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2 Comments

  • Fleur Howcroft says:

    when will bay campus students be allowed to visit singleton for sport? surely this is classed as essential?

    • Student Partnership and Engagement Manager says:

      According to Welsh Government guidelines you can only travel for sport and exercise within your local area, so Bay Campus students will need to make use of the Bay Campus Gym until restrictions have been lifted.

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